Branson Lee advises real estate investment funds, REITs, and other alternative investment vehicles on tax and securities matters related to their structuring, formation, equity and debt securities offerings, joint venture negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. He also represents property managers and developers in a broad array of matters, including equity and debt financings, contract negotiations, and various compliance matters. Branson has counseled fund sponsors and developers on structuring funds and investments in qualified opportunity zones, which are intended to allow equity investors to receive tax benefits available for investments in qualified opportunity funds.
Branson received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law; his J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was a staff member of the North Carolina Law Review; and his B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School, with a double major in business administration and economics.